Subject Guide: Black Studies
The Library's Subject Guides help you find resources that are specialized for certain areas of study. There are many other resources available which provide generalized information--not specific to one topic or area. To see more of these general resources, see the Subject Guide: General page.
Liaison: Roger Kosson
Databases provide information about journal, magazine and newspaper articles.
- America: History and Life
- American National Biography
- African-American Poetry 1760-1900
- Black Drama Second Edition
- Black Thought and Culture
- Chicago Defender 1905-1972 - full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue of this leading African-American newspaper.
- Ethnic Newswatch
- Index to Periodical Articles By and About Blacks, 1960-1983 E185.5 .I541 and its successor Index to Black Periodicals, 1984- Z 1361 .N39 I5 (Annex Floor 1A)
- Humanities International Complete
- Pittsburgh Courier 1911-2002 - full page and article images with searchable full text for this African-American newspaper.
- Primary Sources in African American History from LexisNexis
- 20th Century African-American Poetry
Reference books provide background information on a people, terms and concepts.
- Africana : The Encyclopedia of the African and African American experience DT14 .A37435 2005
- Encyclopedia of Black Studies E185 .E554 2005
- Black Americans: A Statistical Sourcebook E185 H784b 2002
- African American Encyclopedia E185 .A253 2001 (10 vols.)
- The Routledge Atlas of African American History E185 .E125 2000
- Encyclopedia of African Peoples DT15 .E53 2000
- Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History: The Black Experience in the Americas, 2nd edition
Here are a few web sites we think you might find useful: